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Sunday 22 October 2017
Crime and Court

Five in court on fraud charges

Five people are today expected to appear before separate magistrates on fraud charges.

According to police reports, in one of the incidents the owner of a construction company at Latchoo Road, Penal, went to First Citizens Bank, Penal, last Friday, and presented a cheque from the Civil Aviation Authority in the sum of $756,257. The owner, a 61-year-old woman, claimed the funds were for the construction of a tower radar. Investigations revealed that both documents were fraudulent and she was arrested by police.

In another incicent, a 23 year-old Republic Bank employee of Amilido St La Resource, D’Abadie, stole $25,000 from the bank. He was charged by Cpl Lewis.

In yet another incident, a woman, of Olton Road, Gonzales, went to the bmobile outlet in Arima on Friday and attempted to purchase an iphone, valued at $6,000, with a fraudulent Unit Trust debit card. Two men — a medical doctor of Bengal Street, St James, and locksmith of St Ann’s — were arrested and charged when they attempted to withdraw funds from the Sea Front Lions Club account in the sum of $20,000. All five persons were charged by police officers of the Fraud Squad, led by Acting Snr Supt Doohkie assisted by ASP Ag. Ghisyawan, Insp. Dipchand and Insp. Abbot.

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